• Short Summary

    SATURDAY'S ATTEMPT AT THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS COURSE IN UTAH ON THE LAND SPEED RECORD FAILED WHEN THE SPECIALLY-BUILT RACER TURNED TURTLE AT OVER 300 M.

  • Description

    SATURDAY'S ATTEMPT AT THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS COURSE IN UTAH ON THE LAND SPEED RECORD FAILED WHEN THE SPECIALLY-BUILT RACER TURNED TURTLE AT OVER 300 M.P.H.

    DRIVER HARRY MUHLBACH OF SALT LAKE CITY WAS DRAGGED FROM THE DEMOLISHED CAR WITH ONLY SLIGHT BRUISES.

    OBSERVERS SAID MUHLBACH APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AFTER ONE OF THE TYRES CAUGHT FIRE.THEY ESTIMATED HIS SPEED AT AROUND 350 M.P.H.AT THE MOMENT OF ROLLING OVER.

    THE CAR, NAMED THE "GRAHAM SPECIAL", WAS AIMING AT THE 407 M.P.H.MARK SET EARLY THIS SUMMER BY CRAIG BREEDLOVE OF LOS ANGELES.BREEDLOVE BROKE A 16-YEAR-OLD RECORD IN HIS THREE-WHEELED JET MACHINE.

    (THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN THREE YEARS THAT THE SO-CALLED "GRAHAM SPECIAL" HAS BEEN WRECKED IN SEEKING THE LAND SPEED RECORD.ON THE FIRST OCCASION ITS BUILDER ATHOL GRAHAM WAS KILLED.HIS WIDOW HAD THE CAR REBUILT FOR THE FRESH ATTEMPT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA0MCKW5X2YW0J34XAY4DEMMDN
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0MCKW5X2YW0J34XAY4DEMMDN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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